Quarter ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 1 February 2085 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 1 February 2085 at 14:36 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 8 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1052 of Meeus index or 2005 from Brown series.
Length of current 1052 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 21 minutes longer than next lunation 1053 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 25 January 2085 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2085 at 04:48 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 385 465 km (239 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 318 km (252 474 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2085 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 February 2085 at 07:10 in ♋ Cancer.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2085 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.889°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.854° in the next northern standstill on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.